Hake is a lean white fish that is part of the cod family. Its mild flavor and delicate texture make it a popular seafood choice in the United States and Europe.
. It is a silver-gray fish with black speckling, growing to a length of 90 cm (3 ft). It is a migratory offshore fish and undergoes a daily vertical migration from the surface to the seabed at depths down to about 1,000 m (3,300 ft).